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Only 4 states, UTs support FDI in retail: Government


August 8th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Only four states and union territories have formally supported allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, signifying little backing for the Indian government's move ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scotland to legalise same-sex marriage


July 25th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) The government of Scotland is set to legalise same-sex marriage, a minister announced Wednesday.Deputy First Minister Nicole Sturgeon announced the government's plans to bring forward legislation ... Read more...

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We are not against FDI in retail: Akhilesh Yadav


July 24th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday said his party would support foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail if it benefited farmers, contradicting ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cabinet refers one-time spectrum fee issue to EGoM


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday did not take any decision on the proposal to charge a one-time, auction-determined fee for all airwaves held by existing telecom ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

EGoM on 2G spectrum auction issues deferred again


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A meeting of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom that was scheduled to meet under a new head, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Annadale: Shanta Kumar says security important than stadium


April 18th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a snub to his own party's government in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar Wednesday said "national security ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bribery row: BJP demands Antony’s resignation


March 30th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Upping pressure on the government over Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's allegation that he was offered bribe to clear Tatra truck contracts, the ... Read more...

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Court allows Muslim scholar to hold meetings


March 15th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has granted conditional permission to Pakistani-born Canadian Islamic scholar Maulana Tahirul Qadri to hold public meetings in the city, an official said ... Read more...

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Five killed in US spa shooting


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Five people have been killed in a shooting at a suburban Atlanta spa, police were quoted as saying by the US media.Murder-suicide seemed to be the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lokpal report tabled, ombudsman to have constitutional status


December 9th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Recommending constitutional status for the anti-graft ombudsman but leaving the issue of the prime minister's inclusion to parliament, a standing committee on the Lokpal Friday ... Read more...

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‘Casinos can attract more tourists’


December 5th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton (Bermuda), Dec 5 (IANS/CMC) Even though gambling addiction has always been a controversial issue in the Caribbean island nation of Bermuda, a government report has said it cannot ignore the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Congress, not BJP, running parallel 2G trial: Joshi


November 3rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who heads parliament's Public Accounts Committee, Thursday hit out at the Congress, accusing it of running a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

2G note: Government firefights, Pranab to clarify (Second Lead)


September 29th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee held separate meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday as the government stepped up its ... Read more...

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2G note: Sonia meets Pranab, Antony


September 29th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A.K. Antony in a bid to end the row arising out ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kate Hudson’s father to release tell-all book


September 8th, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson's father Bill is all set to release a tell-all book, which will lift the lids on his life with his wife Goldie ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Aarakshan’ about controversial reservation policies (IANS Preview)


August 8th, 2011 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) After exploring the dark underbelly of the political world, filmmaker Prakash Jha returns with yet another realistic film based on the sensitive issue of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Amitabh not allowed to promote film in Lucknow University


July 15th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 15 (IANS) The Lucknow University (LU) Friday denied permission to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to visit its campus for promoting his latest movie "Aarakshan", which deals with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala to frame rules for college admissions


June 28th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) The Kerala government Tuesday said it will frame new guidelines for admissions to the medical and engineering colleges in the state.Speaking in the assembly, Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Boycott asks world cricket to unite against India on UDRS


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott feels it is time that all countries supported the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) for its use in Tests and did ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hackers post fake story about rapper Tupac Shakur on PBS


May 31st, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arlington, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) PBS’s “NewsHour” website was hacked and a phony story posted there. The story was to the effect that the late rapper Tupac Shakur was alive and living ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Congress wants Badal to react on Haryana canal wall


May 17th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), May 17 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday questioned the silence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the construction of a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

RCA lodges complain against Warne


May 12th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) Shane Warne's farewell Indian Premier League appearance at home has turned sour. The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has lodged an official complaint against Warne for ... Read more...

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Web creator calls on governments to preserve net neutrality


April 21st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): The inventor of the web has said that governments must act to preserve the principle of net neutrality.Sir Tim Berners-Lee told the BBC that legislation might be needed if ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan has become ‘factory of issuing fatwas’: PUC chief


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 2(ANI): Pakistan has become a factory of issuing fatwas (religious edicts), Pakistan Ulema Counsel (PUC) Chairman Allama Tahir Ashrafi has said.Speaking on a TV programme, Ashrafi said all sects had ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Opposition demand for JPC cheap and political: Congress


December 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Congress Thursday termed the opposition's demand for a joint parliamentary probe into the 2G spectrum scam as "cheap" and "politically motivated" and asked it to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Armanon Ka Balidaan-Aarakshan’ To Launch Today Amidst Title Conflict


November 29th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The new show deals with the controversial issue of reservation in government jobs. The theme of the show itself is very controversial and even before the launch, the show is facing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Stem cell therapy could ‘help the blind see within 6 weeks’


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Stem cells derived from spare IVF embryos left over from fertility treatment could help blind patients see within six weeks, according to a new study.The US Food and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Student protests rock Andhra, Rayalaseema after police test put off


November 20th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The postponement of recruitment test for sub-inspectors of police landed the Andhra Pradesh government in a spot as massive students protests rocked Andhra and Rayalaseema regions Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Not worried about PILs against ‘Guzaarish’: Ronnie Screwvala


November 4th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) A case against "Guzaarish" has been dismissed as "frivolous" and producer Ronnie Screwvala says he is not afraid of more "loose" PIL (public interest litigation). He ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Spirituality, homosexuality, thriller on offer at box office (IANS Preview)


October 25th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A film based on the preachings of Shirdi Sai Baba, another on the controversial issue of homosexuality and a thriller too -- movie buffs will have ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rooney got death threats from fans


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Minutes before Wayne Rooney extended his contract at Manchester United by another five years, fans from Old Trafford gathered at the footballer's home threatening dire consequences if ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sakshi Does Not Want To Be Rakhi!


October 19th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sakshi Pradhan, who was considered to be one of the strongest contestants in ‘Bigg Boss 4’, has been eliminated from the reality show on Colors and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bhansali’s Guzaarish About Mercy Killing!


September 24th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sanjay Leela Bhansali is trying to recreate the crackling screen chemistry between Aishwarya and Hrithik Roshan through his upcoming film Guzaarish, which is reportedly dealing with a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hrithik, Ash set to create magic again with ‘Guzaarish’


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) The crackling screen chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai was evident once again in Sanjay Leela Bhansaali's "Guzaarish", the first look of which was revealed here ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘The 19th Wife’ Author Miffed With Lifetime For Changing Gay Theme


September 14th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Lifetime network aired the much awaited TV movie named 'The 19th Wife' last night and it was watched by the viewers who were left ... Read more...

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